A warning page purportedly from FBI tells victims they must pay a fine via prepaid card to unlock their computers. Here's what to do if you encounter this scheme.
Here's a checklist of actions to take if you discover your account has been compromised. And if it hasn't happened yet, consider these tips on how to make it less likely.
After shooting down ad claims for bedbug and lice treatments, the FTC settles 2 cases for more than $4.6 million. Plus: Where to find information you can trust.
'Tis the season for door-to-door scams. When somebody you don't know comes a'knocking with a service you didn't ask for, beware!
A growing trend in contracts for cellphones, bank accounts, credit cards and lots of other services is costing consumers their rights.
The National Consumers League says the sites can be very deceptive, cost people a lot of money, and that consumers should stay away.
If you're looking for a used car, be sure the one you're considering actually exists. The Better Business Bureau offers tips for keeping safe online and being sure the 'deal' you're pursuing is real.
You may unknowingly be at risk of prying eyes reading your email and gathering personal data on you. But there are ways to reduce your risk right now. Here's your to-do list.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
Like many companies this winter, the fast-food giant blamed a drop in same-store sales on the weather. But could its problems be bigger than a snowbank?
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The self-employed have several ways to save more for retirement in tax-advantaged accounts. Here are 3 of the most popular options.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'